Sunday, January 6, 2013

Gillie's Vegetarian Cuisine (Blacksburg, VA)

152 College Avenue, Blacksburg, VA 24060, T: 540-961-2703

Gillie’s Vegetarian Cuisine is a cozy, country-style vegetarian restaurant in downtown Blacksburg, adjacent to the main campus of Virginia Tech. It has a clear college town/granola atmosphere.

On this cold morning I go for the Banana Walnut French Toast ($7). Unfortunately, they are out of bananas, so they use blueberries instead. :-(  Two thick slices of wheat toast, battered and fried, covered with walnuts and blueberries. It’s ok, and I doubt it would be that much better with bananas. I also get two eggs ($2.50) with baguette toast ($1.50). Both are very tasty, but the slices of toast are very small. M. wants the Broiled Grapefruit ($3), but they are also out of that, so she gets a scrambled omelet of egg whites with white cheddar, mushroom, tomatoes and jalapeños. It is very nice, the potatoes on the side are deliciously seasoned (some are a bit undercooked), but the biscuit is too dry and tastes a bit frozen.

VERDICT: 82/100
To be fair, no breakfast is complete without bacon, so a vegetarian restaurant is not the best pig out place for breakfast. Gillie's is a good breakfast place, however, particularly for fresh vegetarian options.

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